So we’d just finished dinner and my brother-in-law, an ROTC student at Liberty University gets this strange message from an AP reporter through Facebook. The reporter asked him if he knew anything about Mark Uhl because he’s friends with him on Facebook. In the message, the reporter indicated that Mark had been arrested for possession of explosive materials.
My brother-in-law knew him, but it was only a passing acquaintance. (Though Mark did tell him that the scars on his face were from a dog, a knife and a baseball bat.) Turns out, Mark and some friends had built bombs that authorities believe they were going to use against people protesting Falwell’s funeral and were, in turn, arrested. This was a bit of a shocker. A quick hop over to Drudge, ABC and Fox revealed that this was becoming a major news story.